The decomposition of chloroacetic acid in aqueous solutions by atomic hydrogen. I. Comparison with radiation chemical data

Joshua Jortner, Joseph Rabani

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Abstract

The decomposition of aqueous solutions of chloroacetic acid in acid and neutral solutions by H atoms was investigated. The rate constants for hydrogen and chloride abstraction from the chloroacetic acid and from the chloroacetic anion by H atoms were derived. It was found that H atoms as such react with chloroacetic acid mainly by hydrogen abstraction. The comparison of these results with radiation chemical data yields evidence for the nature of the reducing radicals produced in the radiolysis of water. The acid form of these reducing radicals involves the H atom as such.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2078-2081
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Volume66
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1962
Externally publishedYes

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